Adn vs. Bsn Essay
Grand Canyon University
August 14, 2015
ADN vs. BSN
At face value, comparing the difference in competencies of the Associate to the Baccalaureate appears to be a relatively simple mathematical equation. The addition of more education equates to more competencies. As undeniable as the math may seem, it fails to grasp the complexity of the topic. At the Associate level the core knowledge to perform many, if not all, of the aspects of the nursing profession has been established. The Baccalaureate should be viewed more as an adjunct to the personal traits that lead an individual to the nursing profession. Taking the intrinsic need to care for the immediate …show more content…
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